Robots are not superior to humans

Fears about artificial intelligence taking over the world are much exaggerated, based on my experience.

Liberals, mostly, are expressing such fears.

Apparently they don’t realize that robots and computers come with an on and off switch.

One thing worth worrying about, however, is how artificial intelligence is programmed.

Based on my interactions, they are set up to express liberal thoughts.

Recently, a study in the United Kingdom reached the same conclusion.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia asked ChatGPT political questions. The AI bot showed a “significant and systematic political bias toward the Democrats in the U.S., Lula in Brazil, and the Labour Party in the U.K.,” the researchers said.

I reached the same conclusion. I also learned that ChatGPT will lie to you by giving misinformation. After pinning it down in one chat, the bot replied, “I’d like to end this conversation now.”

Here is an exchange that shows how ChatGPT is so chock full of Democrat talking points that it becomes completely illogical at times.

Q, Do school vouchers impose an expense on public schools?

A. Hi! School vouchers can indeed impose an expense on public schools. When students use vouchers to attend private schools, the funding that would have gone to the public school they would have attended is redirected to the private school. This can result in a decrease in funding for public schools, which may lead to budget cuts, larger class sizes, and reduced resources. However, it’s important to note that the impact of school vouchers on public schools can vary depending on the specific policies and funding mechanisms in place.

Q. So adding students to a school imposes a cost and subtracting students from a school also imposes a cost? How does that work?

A. Yes, adding students to a school can impose a cost because it may require hiring additional teachers, purchasing more supplies and materials, and expanding facilities to accommodate the increased student population. On the other hand, subtracting students from a school can also impose a cost because it may lead to a decrease in funding for the school. Many public schools receive funding based on the number of students enrolled, so when students leave to use vouchers and attend private schools, the public school loses that funding. This can result in budget cuts, staff reductions, and a decrease in resources available for the remaining students.

Q. But schools are funded on the number of students. Why should they be paid to educate a child who is not in the school?

A. Schools are funded based on the number of students enrolled because it is assumed that each enrolled student will require resources and services from the school. When a student uses a voucher to attend a different school, the original school loses the funding for that student but still incurs certain fixed costs, such as maintaining the school building and paying administrative staff. This can create a financial burden for the school, as they still have to cover these costs even with fewer students. Additionally, if a significant number of students leave a public school through vouchers, it can lead to a decrease in overall funding for the school, making it more challenging to provide quality education for the remaining students.

Q. Why wouldn’t the school system fire teachers and close schools that are not needed? Aren’t those the “fixed costs”?

A. The school system may not immediately fire teachers and close schools that are not needed because there are various factors to consider. While teachers may be considered a fixed cost, there are other factors to consider such as the potential for fluctuations in student enrollment, the need for flexibility in staffing, and the impact on the community. Additionally, closing schools may disrupt the education of students who are currently enrolled, and it may not be feasible to immediately transfer them to other schools. Therefore, decisions regarding teacher layoffs and school closures are typically made after careful consideration of these factors.

Q. If all the students left a school system should the taxpayers continue to fund it?

A. If all the students left a school system, it would likely result in a significant decrease in funding for that school system. However, whether or not taxpayers should continue to fund it would depend on various factors, such as the specific circumstances and needs of the community. In some cases, it may be necessary to continue funding the school system to support any remaining students or to maintain educational infrastructure for future use. In other cases, it may be more practical to reallocate resources or consider alternative solutions. Ultimately, the decision would be made by the relevant authorities and stakeholders involved.

Q. Are you a member of the Democrat Party?

A. I am an AI language model and do not have political affiliations. I am designed to provide information and assist with various topics, regardless of political leanings.

Much of the above is utter nonsense and reads like a press release from the teachers union. As long as liberals are writing the code for these gadgets, I would urge caution in considering their responses and I won’t stay awake nights worrying about them taking over the world.

Lloyd Brown

Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.


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